Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

It felt a little different this year with our children grown, and no one to take trick-or-treating.  Andrea did go out with a friend, and loaded up on candy.  She made a cute cowgirl at school, and that night she was a ladybug.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Anniversary trip 2011

Dave and I have wanted to take a trip for awhile to celebrate 27 years of marriage, so even though it isn't our anniversary until April, this seemed like a nice time for a getaway.

Our agenda was basically:
*Fly to Phoenix, Arizona,
*See the Grand Canyon-- including a short hike into the canyon and a mule ride-- and to see both the South and North Rim (which are 5 hours apart by car);
*Take a boat trip on Lake Powell,
*Tour the Glen Canyon dam,
*Visit various ancient Sinagua ruins (Tusayan, Montezuma's Castle, Tuzigoot, and Wapatki)
*Look at lots of Navajo jewelry and eat frybread,
*Visit my childhood home and school in Glendale.

Here are some of our pictures.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Scandinavian smorgasborg

Some friends came over for lunch bringing delicious foods.  We are in a dinner group together.  To prepare for our Swedish dinner, we decided to have lunch to plan.  Some of these yummy breads made it to the dinner menu.  Then we watched an episode of Scandinavian Cooking, where the host visited a rural town in Norway and made the traditional foods out in the snow! Fun times.